How Wearable Pulse Oximeter Benefits Loud Snorers and Sleep Apnea Sufferers
Updated: May 21
Have you ever slept with a person who snores loudly at night? Well, Loud snores can be annoying and disturbing. If you know a person who snores loudly during sleep, he might be having sleep apnea. Due to their high prevalence rate, loud snoring and sleep apnea are becoming major public health concerns. These health problems, when not diagnosed and treated in time, can cause some serious health concerns. So all we need is a good screening tool that we can use to measure our pulse rate, especially during sleep. One such helpful screening tool is the wearable pulse oximeter. This article will discuss wearable pulse oximeter and how it can benefit loud snorers and sleep apnea Sufferers.
What are Sleep Apnea and snoring?
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a common respiratory disorder during sleep. A person who was suffering from sleep apnea experiences a blockage in their airway repeatedly, and he may stop breathing. It can happen for at least 10s, and it is also associated with at least a 4% drop in blood oxygen saturation level. When sleep apnea occurs, the person makes choking noises and snores loudly. In most cases, this choking of breath can happen once or twice a night, but it can happen hundreds of times a single night in severe cases. The most common symptoms of Sleep Apnea are as follow:
Loud snoring (Fun fact: The Guinness book of world record Loudest snore is 111.6 decibel, equivalent to a jet flying right over your home).
Choking at night
Waking up with a dry and sore throat
Weakness and lack of energy
Even though people of all ages worldwide suffer from sleep apnea and loud snoring, the prevalence increases with age, especially when the sufferer is over 60 years. Obesity has also been linked as a risk factor for sleep apnea. As per studies, 60-70% of people with sleep apnea were moderate or severely obese (Body mass index > 30Kg/m2). The other risk factors of sleep apnea and loud snoring include：
Smoking and drinking
First-order relatives of Sleep apnea patients have a high chance of developing the disorder.
Its prevalence also increases during pregnancy, especially in the third trimester
It is found that sleep apnea is more common in men than women. Nevertheless, it has become a severe health concern.
Diseases caused by sleep-disordered breathing
An optimum level of oxygen supply is essential for our different organs to function correctly, such as the heart, brain, etc. So, sleep-disordered breathing can cause many serious health concerns. Some of them will be discussed here：
1.Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
It happens due to the recurrent closure of upper airways resulting in disturbed breathing during sleep. Untreated OSA can cause many cardiovascular diseases such as stroke, heart attack, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease, etc. OSA may affect up to 30% of adults.
2.Central sleep apnea
It is a health concern in which the patient experiences a pause in breathing caused by a lack of respiratory efforts during sleep. The brain fails to control the muscles involved in respiration, leading to pauses in breathing.
3.Sleep-related hypoxemia disorder
Hypoxemia is referred to the low level of oxygen in the blood due to sleep breathing disorder, but the level of carbon dioxide doesn’t exceed a threshold point. This disorder occurs as a result of other problem that affects breathing.
This disorder is caused by an increase in the amount of carbon dioxide in the blood, which is due to the lack of air movement in and out of the lungs. People who suffer from this disorder have lung conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or pulmonary hypertension. This disorder can affect our nervous system in our body.
Why is a wearable pulse oximeter used?
The most widely used method to treat sleep apnea is detailed Polysomnography (PSG), but the method is costly, so not every person can afford it. So an affordable technique is required, which is using a wearable pulse oximeter. The wearable pulse oximeter is used to monitor blood oxygen index and heartbeat, which can come in handy when diagnosing loud snoring and Sleep Apnea. The tool tracks sleep silently and immediately vibrates when abnormal heart rate and low oxygen levels are detected.
After diagnosing sleep apnea in a person, the treatment becomes relatively straightforward. Some of the treatments include: changing lifestyle like weight loss, reducing smoking, and alcohol consumption. And it is also treated with nocturnal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP).
Advantages of Viatom Ring Oximeter
Compared with other brands, Viatom O2Ring has the following advantages：
Easy to use
The wearable pulse oximeter is very easy to use. This health equipment can be easily used by any person, and it requires no training.
Gain accurate data
Wearable Pulse Oximeter is a very reliable and high sensitive screening tool. This accurate data can be used to diagnose sleep apnea on time.
App synchronization data and remote monitoring
The feature of app synchronization in a wearable pulse oximeter is used to access and monitor remotely. The device also supports the CSV format, which is helpful for sharing with doctors and doing further analysis.
The ring pulse oximeter is a handy device that can help you keep track of your health. Viatom is a pioneer in the R&D and production of home medical devices. We have been in the business for years, so who else can devise the perfect solution for you? Contact us as soon as possible to benefit from the premium quality products of Viatom.